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Winter's Past

A few shots from this past winter, from my front yard and Lake Carina Forest Preserve. 26 more words

Lake County

Teamsters Local 700 Continues to Fight Transfer of Grass Cutting Work

The Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) notified Teamsters Local 700 of a hearing regarding the transfer of grass cutting work from the Cook County Highway to the Forest Preserve. 190 more words

Cook County

Local 700 Seeks Remedy for Transfer of Grass Cutting Work

In June 2015, members of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County alerted Teamsters Local 700 that they had been assigned to perform grass cutting on highway roadsides, which was work that was traditionally performed by Cook County Highway maintenance. 225 more words

Cook County

Local 700 Forest Preserve Member Receives Back Pay due to Invalid Start Date

Teamsters Local 700 Cook County Forest Preserve member Andre Hope was recently awarded back pay after the union helped discover that his was missing more that he had “Hoped” for. 402 more words


Vernal Witch-Hazel and Red-Winged Blackbirds

It’s the end of February and it has been a very spring-like weekend.  We know that more snow is on the way, but signs of spring are popping up. 235 more words